Monday, June 11, 2012

Delayed Does Not Mean Never

About a year ago a special mom friend told me "delayed does not mean never".  This is so true!  And Callie proved it this week.  She is now officially a walker!!!  I posted in February when she started to take steps.  That was a start, but it really took her until this past week to feel confident on her feet and finally start walking more than crawling.  It took her two and a half years, but she did it!!!  She was walking all over the house this weekend:
I mentioned Callie using a walker in my last post.  About three weeks ago they put her in a little reverse walker during a PT session.  Much to everyone's surprise and joy she took off in it.  That afternoon I was calling, texting, and emailing all of my special mom resources trying to get my hands on one that we could borrow until we got our own.  Within 24 hours we had one in the house!  Callie did well with it, but quickly got tired of dragging it around at home.  It worked better when we would leave the house.  Anyway, the following week she started getting more confident as I mentioned in my previous post and now this past week she suddenly really got the hang of walking and pretty much wants nothing to do with the walker!  The first day or so I would tear up when I turned around in the kitchen while cooking and would see her walk in.  It is just so moving to finally see her on her feet.  And she is so happy and proud of herself!  Here is a video of her from yesterday:

When Callie was diagnosed they said she may never walk or talk.  With much relief we can now check walking off the list.  Talking is still an unknown, but we will not give up hope.  Delayed does not mean never.


Mel on June 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM said...

LISA!! Yayayayayayay!!!! OH MY GOSH!! That is so exciting!! She is a beautiful, beautiful walker!! Great job to BOTH of you!!!

Monica on June 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM said...

I am so incredibly happy for you! She is simply amazing. :)

Marla Feeney on June 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM said...

I am so very happy to hear Callie is now walking, Lisa! What a special moment. Loved watching the video. Thanks for sharing your journey. xo

Joanna said...

this is so awesome!!! I know I heard about it last week, but seeing it is a beautiful thing!!! thanks for sharing

Catrina on July 7, 2012 at 2:16 AM said...

Wow! So awesome and SO INSPIRING! She is really growing up so fast!


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